Nothing to hide, nothing to fear?
November 9, 2005 11:56 PM Subscribe
With last nights government defeat in the House of Commons and the resultant hand-wringing on both sides of the 'civil-liberties vs security' debate, the quote that has been trotted out repeatedly is "Well if you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear". Could anyone shed any light on the origin of this phrase?
posted by mr_benn to Law & Government (15 answers total)
I have seen it attributed to Orwell's 1984, and also to Goebbels. I would also like to read any opinions on the validity of the argument as relates to the civil liberties of the population